February 4, 2011
‘Day of Departure’ in Egypt: Demonstrators call on Mubarak to leave [VIDEO]
In Tahrir square, demonstrations continue unabated as protesters continue to call for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to end his 30-year rule over the country.
Tens of thousands of Egyptians prayed in Cairo’s Liberation Square on Friday for an immediate end to President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule, hoping a million more would join them in what they called the “Day of Departure.”
“Leave! Leave! Leave!” they chanted after bowing in prayer and listening to a cleric declare “We want the head of the regime removed”. He praised the “revolution of the young”.
The United States, long the ally and sponsor of the 82-year-old former general and his politically influential army, was also working behind the scenes to have him hand over power.
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